Holiday Flash Sale NOW

WOO-HOOO! I’m excited to be offering a surprise Flash Sale of my art! If you purchase between Monday Nov. 26 (starting now) and Tuesday Nov. 27 at 4 pm PST, you will get 20% off any purchase over $62.00! Fill out your order form now and get your holiday shopping finished early! Be sure to ask if the item you want is available; most everything is one-of-a-kind. I do my best to remove sold items as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!

Get your Holiday Shopping Done EARLY this year!

The holidays are nearly upon us, and it’s time to finish your shopping for gifts! At Fiber Fancies, we have lots of wonderful ideas for stocking stuffers and gifts for those people who seem to have everything. Get 15% off your order of $62 or more! Offer good until December 20th. Order now to allow plenty of time for shipping!

These tiny matchbook note pads make excellent stocking stuffers! $3.50-$8.00

Flutter Journal 5″ x 5″ x 2″ $53.00

Secret Garden Birdhouse 4.25″ x 4.25″ x 7″       $44.00

Little 3-Ring Notebooks 2.75″ x 4″ $17.00

Gina Purse Purple Lace
6″ x 3.5″ x 2″ $35.00

Reminder: Open Studios Tour Starts in 2 Weeks

I’m very excited to be participating in the Open Studios Tour in Grass Valley this year, and you are all invited!

The dates are October 13-14 and 20-21. We will be at Mindy Oberne’s Twin Star Gallery of ceramics and photography which is Studio #10 on the map. There are 2 other artists sharing the space whose work I think you’ll want to see, so here’s info about them and some images of their work.

Here is a slideshow of some of my art

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Terry Shearn uses textiles, found materials, plant dyes, pine needles and metals to create pieces that are functional, wearable art, framed pieces and wall hangings. Her work is currently available at Camelot Gallery-Nevada City, CA, Riverside Gallery – Truckee, CA, and various art shows throughout the year. Website:

Since 1993, Mark Oldland has shown with and worked by commission with over 20 galleries and showrooms, and has exhibited in several museums throughout California. Mark creates art furniture, sculpture, and architectural elements between the functional and purely aesthetic. His work can also be seen at the Camelot Gallery in Nevada City. Website:

Open Studios Tour!!

I’m very excited to be participating in the Open Studios Tour in Grass Valley this year, and you are all invited! I am sharing space with Mindy Oberne, Mark Oldland and Terry Shearn, at Studio #10 on the map. Here is a card with examples by each artist:

Here is the map for the tour:

And here is a slideshow of some my own pieces, as well.

I also have a permanent display of my art–yes, it’s all for sale–at the Reiki Kitchen Event Center! It’s in a case in the lower dining area, and the Center is open Thursday-Sunday from noon to 5 pm unless there is an event going on. The address is 315 Commercial St. in Nevada City. You can phone ahead to make sure they are open. (530) 265-1957 Please do drop in to shop!

I look forward to seeing you at the Studio Tour! Please come with your friends to browse our lovely art displays and get all of your holiday shopping done early!

Register Today for my Next 2 Art Classes!

On Wednesday the 19th I’m teaching how to make a Coffee Sleeve Mini Album, and on Wednesday the 26th we’ll be making another Mini Album using flattened TP tubes, both at Ben Franklin Crafts in Grass Valley, CA. Sign up for both classes and save $10.00 on the total! Each class runs from 12:30-4:30 pm. Each class will require supplies; the list is at the store and on their calendar page online. Just click on each class listing on the calendar for the details.

 

Call Ben Franklin now to register; classes are limited to 8 students (adults). 530-273-1348 or you can register in person at 598 Sutton Way, right next to Grocery Outlet.

Three-Fold Christmas Envelope Journal

Here’s my newest pretty journal, made from 3 recycled envelopes and covered with paper hand towels (fronts) and wrapping paper (backs). Each pocket holds a plain card in holiday colors, perfect for writing messages, journaling, or keeping track of presents you give and receive. Enjoy!

New Classes Announcement!

I’m all set to teach 4 classes at my local Ben Franklin craft shop in Grass Valley, CA in September! Woot! The classes are Making Paper Purses (Sept. 5); Art Journal Making (Sept. 12 and 13); Coffee Sleeve Mini Album (Sept. 19); and TP Tube Mini Album Sept. 26). All classes run from 12:30-4:30 pm. Note that the Art Journal Making is a 2-session class on Wednesday and Thursday.

Below are images of each project I’ll be teaching.

Call Ben Franklin now to register; classes are limited to 8 students. 530-273-1348 or you can register in person.

New Art Journals and Purses!

Today I finally took photos and got some videos made of several new journals and purses that I have completed. These journals are quite complex and take around 22 or more hours to complete, so I likely will not be making more just like these.

Portrait of a Lady Journal

Lilac and Lace Journal

Pink Peony Journal

These purses are some that I shall be teaching at my upcoming art classes, both locally at Ben Franklin and in NH at the League of Craftsmen in October.  I shall also be teaching this journal: Ladies Diary Journal

 

Stay tuned for more details on these classes!

 

Memory Albums for Mom – Mother’s Day Gifts

Treasured Memories, photographs, meaningful moments

These beautiful mini albums from Fiber Fancies are such a lovely gift to honor the special women in your life. I love creating meaningful gifts for loved ones that they will treasure for years to come.  Each album is a one of a kind work of art that you can personalize for your gift recipient–or maybe you want to treat yourself to one to record all of your special moments!  Each album is made with fun and whimsical pretty pockets, papers, inserts, extra cards, and other surprises, which make the album perfect for customization. 

 

These mini albums are just gorgeous when given as is, but if you’d like to create a special memory album for Mom, here are some ideas:

 Pasting special photographs in the album, or on the backs of the special album inserts

Journaling a few memories of Mum or the family, and leaving blank pages for her to add to it

Jotting down special poems or quotes that remind you of her

Writing down songs you remember her singing to you, or favorite books she may have read 

Love letters or words of appreciation (you could even seal one in an envelope and tuck it in one of the album pockets as a surprise). Even more meaningful–have different family members (siblings, grandchildren, spouse) write surprise letters to tuck into the album for mom to find

Include little mementos in the pockets if you wish. An event ticket from the past, pressed flowers, a special charm, and so forth

Let your imagination go wild, and have fun creating! Mum will be so pleased when you present a lovely memory album to her.

To see video of the albums so you can get a glimpse at the interior goodies, such as papers, tags and pockets, go to this page:

To order please visit my About page HERE and scroll down  to the order form